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Privatization gone sour, EPFO turns to NIC for modernisation
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The modernization of the Employees Provident Fund, which has 40 million subscribers across the country, is now back in the hands of a government body - after Rs.60 million and seven years spent on a private consultant.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 11:09:01 AM

Chidambaram inaugurates SBI's 10,000th branch
Puduvayal (Tamil Nadu), March 9 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday inaugurated the 10,000th branch of State Bank of India (SBI) here - making it the second bank in the world to have as many branches.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 11:08:33 AM

India, Japan trade to touch $15 bn by 2010
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Trade between India and Japan is poised to double by 2010 from the current $7.5 billion, according to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Sunday, March 09, 2008 10:07:00 AM

States siphon off Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan funds
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) At least six states have siphoned off funds to the tune of Rs.471 million meant for the central government's flagship educational programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), say top government officials.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 8:23:25 AM

Farm loan waiver will not be repeated: Pawar
Beed (Maharashtra), March 8 (IANS) The farm loan waiver announced in the union budget was a one-time affair which will not be repeated, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Saturday.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:20:18 PM

Nation wrote off its debt to farmers: Chidambaram
Kundrakudi (Tamil Nadu), March 8 (IANS) The fear of losing farmers to other vocations was one of the underlying factors that prompted the central government to waive Rs.600 billion ($15 billion) worth of loans to the agriculture sector, which is already facing low growth and stagnating productivity, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Saturday.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:51:16 PM

Women must chalk out strategies to get their due: Kiran Bedi
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) In a world where men wrote the rules, women need to see they are included in every sphere of life as equal partners, said Kiran Bedi, former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, here Saturday.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:32:36 PM

Gujarat blames centre for power woes
Ahmedabad, March 8 (IANS) The Gujarat government blamed the central government Saturday for adopting a fuel price mechanism which has led to a steep rise in power rates and a crippling effect on industrial production in the state.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:12:26 PM

Budget blues and global cues hit Indian stocks hard (Weekly Market Review)
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Indian equities market was battered by weak global market and budget blues this week. The hike in short term capital gains tax in the 2008-09 budget did not go well with the capital market at all.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 3:15:22 PM

Gujarat potato plus McCain Foods is McDonald's Indian French fry
Ahmedabad, March 8 (IANS) Millions of consumers in India munch McDonald's French fry, also called Mac Fry, every day. But many of them might not be knowing that the potato they relish comes from Gujarat, thanks to an initiative by the Indian subsidiary of US multinational McCain Foods.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 11:44:23 AM

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